14 Dog-Friendly Pubs In Teesside For Pints With Your Pooch Post-Lockdown

24 Feb 2021


There is a tiny glimmer of hope on the horizon. As I'm typing this blog post, Boris Johnson has announced that we will be able to go to the pub again from mid-April, and after seeing everyone get so excited across social media, I figured there's no better time to start planning! So today, I'm going to be sharing 14 pubs across Teesside where you can enjoy a pint with you pooch. That's right, all of these places are dog-friendly, so no man or his dog will be left out.

1. The Parkwood Hotel, Hartburn

The Parkwood Hotel is a triple threat - a bar, a restaurant and a hotel - set in the picturesque village of Hartburn. You'll be able to take your pooch into the bar area for a swift pint after a walk, or in the large garden on sunny days. You can also eat in the bar area too, so can help yourself to some of their delicious corned beef pie with your drink.

64-66 Darlington Road, Hartburn, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 5ER. Find out more on Facebook or their website.

2. The King's Head, Newton-Under-Roseberry

There's nothing better than winding down in a pub after a long walk, especially if that walk is up Roseberry Topping. The King's Head can be found nestled at the bottom of the hill, so it's ideal for a bit of a rejuvenation with your furry friend. This pub is a crowd favourite, so even if you don't fancy a walk, it's definitely one to try out.

The Green, Newton-Under-Roseberry, Great Ayton, TS9 6QR. Find out more on Facebook or their website.

3. The Gables, Middlesbrough

If you're out near Coulby Newham, you can take your four-legged friend for a pint and a bite at The Gables! This quintessential British pub offers home cooked food, real ales and a cosy atmosphere. Pups will also get their very own water bowl and treats, so all members of the family are made to feel welcome.

Hemlington Village Road, Hemlington, Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, TS8 9DE. Find out more on Facebook or their website

4. The Masham, Hartburn

Not only is The Masham one of the local faves for parmos, it's also a cosy, dog-friendly spot right in the heart of the village. With a proper, quintessential British pub vibe, plus the orangery restaurant space and a beer garden, this is a really fantastic place for families, couples and pub-loving pooches.

87 Hartburn Village, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 5DR. Find out more on Facebook or their website.

5. The Wasp's Nest, Stockton-on-Tees

Nestled right in the heart of Stockton's cultural quarter, you'll find The Wasp's Nest. While this isn't a country pub for strolling into after a walk with your dog, it's a gorgeous spot that's slightly tucked away from the high street. If you love their sister pub, Hope & Union, you'll love this place too! They offer great drinks, fantastic food and a place for your pooch to feel welcome.

1 Calverts Lane, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1TB. Find out more on Facebook.

6. The White Swan, Stokesley

The White Swan in Stokesley is, in their words, "a pub for all" and that includes all Rovers and Fidos! Stokesley is a beautiful part of Teesside, just outside Middlesbrough, and you and you dog will love taking a walk around the town and through the high street. You can then stop here for a swift drink and a bite to eat before heading home.

1 West End, Stokesley, TS9 5BL. Find out more on Facebook or their website.

7. The Golden Smog, Stockton-on-Tees

While this pub may be small, it boasts a huge community, making it real local pub for real local people. If you're a fan of micropubs, then this is one for you to try, as well as your well-behaved hound. With some top ales and ciders on top, plus other drinks to wet your whistle, this is a cosy, atmospheric spot that will make both you and your pooch feel right at home.

1 Hambletonian Yard, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1DS. Find out more on Facebook or Twitter.

8. The Cleveland Bay, Eaglescliffe

The world's first purpose-built railway pub, The Cleveland Bay, is a traditional English pub with a bar, snug and lounge, and well-behaved dogs are actively encouraged to visit. It's a warm and friendly spot that simply entices you through the door with the promise of good beer and food, all of which can be enjoyed with man's best friend!

718 Yarm Road, Eaglescliffe, Stockton-on-Tees, TS16 0JE. Find out more on Facebook or their website.

9. The Ship Inn, Marske-by-the-Sea

What could be better than a walk along the sea with your salty, sandy dog, then stopping for a pint to cool down? The Ship Inn at Marske is a friendly pub that's full of character, and the staff there are more than happy to host your furry friend. This is a beloved pub in the local area and people rave about their parmos, so get it on your list to try post-lockdown.

High Street, Marske-by-the-Sea, TS11 7LL. Find out more on Facebook.


10. Rita's Pantry, Redcar

Rita's is Redcar's first micropub, boasting some of the most amazing cans, craft beers, gins and real ales in a super atmospheric and cosy environment. But the best part is that you can share the experience with your pooch after a walk on the picturesque Redcar beach. This trendy spot is right on the seafront by the vertical pier, so not only do you get incredible drinks, but you'll also get some pretty views too.

1 The Esplanade, Redcar, TS10 3AA. Find out more on Facebook or Twitter.

11. The 9 Anchors, Hartlepool

The 9 Anchors is a rustic and charming spot with stone walls, gorgeous old wood details and stunning boat-esque details. Basically, it's the perfect place if you're looking for somewhere unique to spend some quality time with your four-legged pal. This is another pub that you'll find on the sea front, so it's great for strolling into after a walk for a rest and to enjoy the view.

2 The Front, Seaton Carew, Hartlepool, TS25 1BS. Find out more on Facebook.

12. The Causeway, Hartlepool

The Causeway has been a popular watering hole in Hartlepool since 1862 and for good reason! This gorgeous, red brick, Victorian pub features real fires, live music most evenings and a warm atmosphere that is too hard to leave. And the best bit is that you get to enjoy all of this with your dog! While you sip on one of the four rotated beers, your pooch can wolf down their own bowl of water.

Vicarage Gardens, Stranton, Hartlepool, TS24 7QT. Find out more on Facebook.

13. The Teal Arms, Thornaby

The Teal Arms is the perfect family pub, with a big beer garden for sunnier days and a menu that's packed full of tasty meals. Make sure you go along with your whole family, including your pooch, for a lovely lunch. It's also perfect for the man and his dog, as The Teal Arms offers full BT Sport and Sky Sports, so why not nip in after the daily dog walk?

Lowfields Avenue, Thornaby, Stockton-on-Tees, TS17 0RJ. Find out more on Facebook.

14. The Keys, Yarm

The Keys offer some of the most amazing food and a casual environment to eat and drink in. Technically, this spot isn't a pub, but you are allowed to take your dog into the beer garden until it closes, which is perfect for the upcoming summer months, so it's made it on to my list. Make sure you try some of the beautiful food while you're there!

65-67 High Street, Yarm, TS15 9BH. Find out more on Facebook or their website.


I don't know about you, but I'm itching to get back to the pub after all of these months of lockdown. Nothing would please me more than a good parmo, chunky chips and a pint in a beer garden right now, and it would be even better if I could have my waggy-tailed chum with me.

Will you be visiting any pubs with your dog when lockdown ends?

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